Sega Announces Captain America: Super Soldier

October 6, 2010 Written by Allen Tyson

Steve Rogers is coming to the PS3, and he’s bringing his vibranium red, white and blue shield with him. SEGA has officially announced – despite the game being known about for more than a year – Captain America: Super Soldier. The title is set to tie in with Marvel’s epic film Captain America: The First Avenger starring Chris Evans next July. Just as the film chronicles Steve’s early battle’s in World War II, so Captain America: Super Soldier will give players a chance to bring down the evil known as Hydra led by the Red Skull.

In third person style title, Super Soldier players will move about in “free-flowing combat” utilizing all of Captain America’s great abilities: speed, strength, agility, and of course his shield. While not a direct walk-through of the game, it does exist “…within the same world as the upcoming movie of the same name” according to SEGA.

Marvel has a good chance at dominating the box office with Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and the Avengers hitting screens over the next few years. The question is this: Can Super Soldier succeed where other Marvel move tie-ins have failed? Early screenshots and artwork concepts give hope that indeed it can.